MEANING: noun:
1. A hard shell on the back of animals such as turtles, crabs, etc.
2. An attitude developed as a protective measure against something.

ETYMOLOGY: From French carapace (shell), from Spanish carapacho (shell). Earliest documented use: 1835.

CARPACE - how fast am I driving

CAT-APACE - a cheetah

CORA PACE - How are the Red Sox doing this year?